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Penalty for Manslaughter | Section 24 Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “manslaughter” is 25 years in prison.

According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:

  • Prison: 98.2%
  • Community Correction Order: 1.8%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 9 years imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 6 years in prison.

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